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March 15, 2017

$7.6B nuke plant suit nets only $125M

  • The suit blamed Mitsubishi's steam generators for shutting down the San Onofre plant.
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — An arbitration panel awarded California utilities $125 million in a lawsuit claiming that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplied faulty steam generators that helped lead to the closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant — a hollow victory that was a tiny fraction of the $7.6 billion sought by Southern California Edison and its partners.

    The contract had capped Mitsubishi's liability at $137 million, but Edison had sought more, saying that fraud and gross negligence on the part of the Tokyo-based contractor led to devastating effects on the plant.

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